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“Nothing special”

Pappas on the Square
Ranked #2 of 215 Restaurants in Sandton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Greek, Seafood, Grill
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: For more than two decades, Pappas has been dishing out Mediterranean taste sensations and memorable dining experiences. Pappas has been in the family since the 80s and is now run by the second generation of restaurateurs.We are conveniently situated in the heart of Sandton on Nelson Mandela Square, a hop, skip and jump away from the Sandton Gautrain station. Our extensive menu consists of delicious Mediterranean fare combined with traditional Greek tastes and flavours that will take you on a culinary journey fit for royalty. All our meals are homemade daily to ensure the freshness and quality you deserve and expect. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to Pappas so you may enjoy every generosity our restaurant and experienced staff have to offer.
Italy
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89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

The place was nice and the service was ok. I was disappointed from the food. In my opinion and experience, the grilled gambas and calamari should not be served with sauce on it, which was very buttery and not so tasty. Most places in Johannesburg give you grilled gambas and calamari with sauces on the side, so you can taste if you like them and put them on if you wish. Also the vine leaves stuffed with rice and vegetables were not so good, the taste was too heavy.

  • Visited September 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Loved It”
Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Venue perfect, starters always great, service fast. Had two starters rather than a main meal. As the restaurants go it is one of the best on the square.

Visited September 2013
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Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Mediteranian food”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

Good value for money dishes, excellent quality with friendly service in a relaxed atmospere overlooking the square.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Estelle V
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Tanzania
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149 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“best spot in the Square”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

best food and service you can find in Mendela square.
big portions, fantastic and caring service, descent prices, good deco and atmosphere.

Visited August 2013
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Atlanta, GA USA
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260 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Nice Greek Food”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

This was a good restaurant at reasonable prices. Personally, I liked the appetizers best. The calamari was excellent. Next time that will be my main course.

Visited August 2013
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